Ode to the Tides


Jay Barber, Mayor of Seaside, Sara Vickerman-Gage, Ode to the Tides art curator, Esther Lev, Executive Director The Wetlands Conservancy and Jan Barber at Fairweather’s.

 

Sara Vickerman-Gage, art curator

Ode to the Tides celebrates the aesthetic and ecological significance of Oregon’s estuaries and tide pools.   The exhibit, first shown at Oregon State University in May, will be on view in Seaside through June 30. The traveling exhibit includes artwork of all kinds, from paintings to fiber, wood, stone, glass and ceramics. With regional and local artists displaying their work, the exhibit and sale bring together a multitude of styles and creativity. The exhibit features juried art for purchase. A portion of the sale of each piece of art will support The Wetlands Conservancy’s program to conserve Oregon’s Coastal estuaries.

 Broadway in Seaside closed for a brief moment of time for a very special  photo op.

 

Group photo of the artists and guests at the opening of the Ode to the Tides Art Show at Fairweather’s. Left to right: Bev Drew Kindley, Jane McGeehan, Veronica Russell, Mike Mason, Shelby Silver, Carol Cassidy, Tom Willing, Esther Lev, Mary Burgess, Jan Barber, Jay Barber, Sara Vickerman-Gage, Mike Brown, Nora Sherwood, Emily Miller, Jill Trninich and Barbara Bacon Folawn.

Ode to the Tides hostesses arrange name tags for the artists yet to arrive… Lisa Wiser, Mark Williams, Diane Copenhaver, Kitty Paino, Linda Sawaya, Patti Isaacs, Agnes Field, Christine Ciesluk, Jan Shield, Dotty Hawthorne, Jani Hoberg, Jan Rimerman, Sarah Bouwsma, Rob Lowe and Teresa Knight.

 

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The Wetlands Conservancy collaborated with the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Sea Grant, and Institute for Natural Resources to host the exhibit. Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

To view the art selection for the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

 

For the opening of Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale LIVE water-related harp music provided by Rebecca Szymanski  and Christine Sauer, performing as part of a June 1st worldwide event called “Random Acts of Harping.  Pictured in the background is art by Penelope Culbertson and Linda Fenton-Mendenhall.

To read more about the harp event, please go to  https://www.janetlanier.com/page/random-acts-of-harping

 

Grace notes received:

 

“I attended the opening reception and thought it was a wonderful exhibit. It really gives the viewer a feeling of the coastal environment and close-up views of the plants and animals that inhabit those spaces. Also I enjoyed seeing the various interpretations, styles, color palettes, and mediums that the artists used in their creative expression. Thank you for coordinating this show.” Barbara Bacon Folawn

 

Anny purchased an Ode to the Tides felt art by Chris Boyer, titled “Tidepool Neighbors”  and created a fascinator, “wearable art,” that was presented as an evening accessory for the opening reception.

 

“Thank you for having the warmest and vibrant reception for the Ode to the Tides artists! The Fairweather Gallery is such a magical place. Each time we visit we experience a new adventure. In awe of the wetlands and the brilliance and the love shared.” Anny and Mike

 

 

“Thank you for your time and obvious love of art for hosting the Ode to the Tides. This was my first real show of sorts, and I am realizing what is involved behind the scenes.  I wanted to reach out to you and thank you for your time and dedication.”  M. Adams

 

Photos by Scott Saulsbury  and Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for Fairweather House and Gallery.

For more info about the Ode to the Tides art , please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

For more info about the gallery, , please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

 

 

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale brought out a group of photographers for the opening reception at Fairweather’s and a gallerist…

June 1, 2019

5:pm.

More than 200 works of art

More than 50 artists attending

and more…

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A clue about what happened on June 1 at 5:pm…

Pictured is Fairweather artist Emily Miller posing on a ledge …24 hours before June 1…

Stay tuned for more photos…

 

 

Before picture of the west wall of the Fairweather Gallery.

Art traveling to Seaside from OSU.

Walls are painted and spot lights set in place for the selected art.

Table displays completed.

Note: Abstract ODE to the Tides art will be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the north wall of the gallery, as well as a blank grand piano surface.

Note: Tidal three-dimensional ODE to the TIDES art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

Before picture of the barn door and grass cloth wall in the gallery.

Note: Under the sea ODE to the TIDES art to be hung in less than 24 hours.

Before photo of the east wall in the Fairweather Gallery.

Note: Green and blue ODE to the TIDES art will be displayed.

Note on the right side of the ladder is a plaque designating D.  Fairweather, gallerist, Allied Member, A.S.I.D., American Society of Interior Designers 1986- present day.

 

“Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, members strive to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. A.S.I.D. showcases the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide.”

 

 

Ode to the Tides art arrives in Seaside in a 15′  moving van on May 29 from OSU.

 

More than 215 works of art from selected NW artists arrives in Seaside on May 29. It has taken  more than one year of curating and selecting Ode to the Tides art. The artists selected for the exhibit created separate and secure boxes and shipping containers as the ODE to the TIDES Art Show and Sale is a traveling exhibit throughout Oregon May-December 2019.

North east wall of the gallery.

Note: In the estuary critters Ode to the Tides art to be displayed in less than 24 hours.

A team of dedicated volunteers unpacked art on May 30 in the wee hours of the morning.

 

“All of this made possible within 24 hours with a lot of help from volunteer artists who worked tirelessly Just to name a few: Mary Burgess, Tom Willing, Jane McGeehan, Emily Miller, curator Sara Vickerman and driver Jeff Gage. Thank you to the City of Seaside for saving the parking spaces on Broadway for the caravan of deliveries as it was transported (by SUV’s one trip at a time from the airport hangar/warehouse).”  D. Fairweather

 

Note received
“The Corvallis/OSU run of the Ode to the Tides art exhibit has been a success.   Tina, the La Sells Stewart  Gallery director said there has been a lot of traffic and excitement about the show and pieces sold. The show has now been installed in Seaside at Fairweather Gallery and Beach Books, where it is being promoted as part of the Seaside Art Walk with a harp concert. There will also be a lecture by Neal Maine (local naturalist and photographer) on June 13 at the Library from 6-8 PM.  

 

Thank you all for your involvement in this project, as it is a great opportunity to get people excited about the conservation of our oceans and estuaries through your beautiful art work. Next to the ocean and estuaries themselves, you are the best ambassadors. We are expecting a great turnout of artists in Seaside Saturday for the opening. If you miss Art Walk, hopefully you can make it Seaside before the show closes at the end of June. We are planning lots of special events for later this summer when the show moves to Newport. We will keep you posted.”

Esther and Sara

Sara Vickerman, art curator

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

Esther Lev, Executive Director

The Wetlands Conservancy

4640 SW Macadam, #50

Portland OR, 97239

Office: 503.227.0778

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Link to the images of the  art arriving.

 

Grace note:

In gratitude to Neal Maine for suggesting that the ODE to the TIDES art could be displayed in his PacificLight Images section of the Fairweather Gallery.  Do not fret, dear NCLC friends, Neal’s art will be on display in the front window and on the south wall of the gallery.

 

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R.J. Marx performed LIVE on May 4.  Art by Lisa Sofia Robinson and Barbara Rosbe Felisky; calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and Brenda Gordon.

 

Art walk hostesses staged a photo for the opening reception of Portraiture, Fairweather’s May exhibition.

Carolyn Macpherson painted LIVE during a gallery event. Segmented wood vases and shells by Mike Brown; pottery by Suzy Holland; painting by James Waterman and wood boxes by Ray Noregaard.

 

Blue Bond painted en plein air  outside on Broadway at Fairweather’s.

 

Neal Maine lectured during Fairweather’s ‘Portraiture’ opening reception.  Photographs by Neal Maine and Michael Wing; glass are by Bob and Rox Heath.

 

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Photos and collages by Linda Fenton-Mendenhall for the opening reception of Portraiture.

 

Photographer Scott Saulsbury stepped up to the plate to fill-in for Linda Fenton-Mendenhall, Faiweather’s after hours event photographer.

Fun Fact: Linda selected Scott and they both had Neal Maine as a teacher at Seaside High.

 

Guy and Karen Rainsberger poured for Parrett Mountain Cellars at Fairweather’s Wine Walk.  Art by Britney Drumheller, Diane Copenhaver and Emily Miller.

 

Shirley 88 played  LIVE during the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  Fused glass by Mike Fox.

 

More than 800 tid-bits were consumed during four hours of the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s.  In addition, back up “In the Mist” books by Russell J. Young and stored Odes to the Tides flyers, Fairweather’s JUNE exhibition.

 

Seaside First Saturday Art Walk hostesses served as SDDA Spring Wine Walk hostesses on May 18 at Fairweather’s.   And, yes, the ladies  dressed to complement each other.

Hundreds of  guests came to the SDDA Spring Wine Walk at Fairweather’s. Art by Paul Brent;  Chanel jewelry by Reneé Hafeman and photographs on bamboo by Don Frank.

 

Late in the month of May, Blue Bond made the announcement that he sold his painting  of “Willie Nelson” to the country music legend Willie Nelson!!!

 

For more about the gallery, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Image:  “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

 

 

To view the art selection for  the Ode to the Tides Show and Sale, go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

For more info about the art, please contact art curator, Sara Vickerman,   svickerman@comcast.net

Naturalist, ecologist, photographer Neal Maine

Photo of Neal Maine on location/ c. Randall Henderson used with permission.

 

Naturalist, ecologist and acclaimed photographer Neal Maine will lecture during the Seaside June “Ode to the Tides” show, a Wetlands Conservancy traveling art exhibit to highlight the beauty and economic value of near-shore coastal habitats.

 “Raising the Capacity of Estuary and Wetlands Awareness” by Neal Maine

Seaside Public Library

1131 Broadway Street

June 13, 6-8:00 pm

Free  program and open to the public


“Communities must explore a strategic framework that functions and bridges the gap at the community and regional level that makes ongoing community-based awareness an everyday agenda item.”

Neal Maine often lectures throughout the region raising awareness of coastal ecology and the wildlife with whom we share the region’s estuaries, freshwater wetlands and forests.

“Communities must find ways to ensure systemic community renewal for all citizens beyond government meetings. Efforts need to include comprehensive engagement of citizens in a broad range of community processes.”

 

After a thirty-year career as an award winning biology teacher at Seaside High School since his retirement, Neal Maine has pursued his passion for nature photography through PacificLight Images. Photography centers around coastal and Columbia River landscape, ecology and the rich estuary habitat with the surrounding wetlands. PacificLight Images, is dedicated to working with coastal communities to protect habitat.

 

Watercolor by Pam Haunschild/ Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale

 

 

The Wetlands Conservancy and partners are sponsoring Ode to the Tides, a traveling art exhibit and sale to highlight the ecological value of near-shore coastal habitats.

 For more info, go to https://wetlandsconservancy.org/stewardship/ode-to-tides-art-exhibit/

 

Image:  “Eelgrass Meadow” watercolor by Emily Miller/ logo calligraphy by Kajira Berry

 

Ode to the Tides Art Show and Sale contains original art in a variety of media, created by Northwest artists at venues on the Northern Oregon coast and Willamette Valley.

Through May 28th– Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis OR

Through June 30th Fairweather Gallery and Art-in-Loft Gallery in Beach Books, Seaside OR

August 2nd – September 25th Newport Visual Arts Center & Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center & Maritime Museum, Newport OR

November – December Beaverton Library & Beaverton City Hall, Beaverton OR

For a sneak peek at the art created for the exhibit, please go to https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApX3G0K1CP6QvUoil55E7MCQvR8Y

 

 

The Wetlands Conservancy is the only organization in Oregon dedicated to permanently protect, conserve and restore Oregon’s greatest wetlands.

 

Ode to the Tides goals are to recognize the aesthetic and ecological significance Oregon’s estuaries, tide pools and intertidal habitats, to spark community and creative interdisciplinary engagement, promote conservation and enhance visitor experience and support of coastal resources and communities.

https://wetlandsconservancy.org/

 

Grant funding  for the SEASIDE Ode to the Tides exhibit and program made possible through:

Purpose The Clatsop County Cultural Coalition grants are funded by the Oregon Cultural Trust and awarded to projects that support, maintain, preserve and …